Week 1 (Computer Science Principles)
Stanford Guest House:
To get to the Guest House, you first need to get to the San Francisco Bay Area. If you are flying in, San Francisco (SFO) and San Jose (SJC) airports are equally convenient. Oakland airport is also a possibility but is farther away.
Click on Stanford Guest House for general information about the Guest House. It is located at 2575 Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park, about a 7-8 minute drive from Paly. The website has maps, hotel amenities, etc.
Guest House to Paly : To get to the APSI from the Guest House, turn right as you exit the Guest House.
Stay on Sand Hill Road until you get to El Camino Real (you’ll see Stanford Shopping Center on your right).
Take the right turn ramp onto El Camino and turn left at Embarcadero Rd. (it’s Galvez to the right). Embarcadero is the next major intersection once you get on El Camino.
Turn right into the Palo Alto High School parking lot.
Palo Alto High School (Paly)
Paly is located at 50 Embarcadero Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94301. It is at the corner of Embarcadero Rd. and El Camino Real, directly across El Camino Real from Stanford University. It is accessible by both bus and CalTrain.
NO parking permit is needed at Paly (no matter what the signs say!).
See Paly for additional information about AP Seminars at Paly.
Stanford Guest House
The Guest House operates just like any hotel with similar check-in/check-out policies.
Your class (CSP) begins at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, July 24 at Palo Alto High School, Room 853.
You are the only class for AP Seminars this week.
See the 800 Building Map for classroom locations (classrooms for both weeks are marked on the map).
There is no opening ceremony Week 1; just report directly to your classroom. There should be plenty of parking.
See Paly Parking for parking lot locations and the general area around Paly.
Dress comfortably (this is California, it’s OK!). July weather in Palo Alto is typically pleasant; daytime temperatures are usually in the low 80’s with comfortable humidity, but a heat wave is always a possibility.
Also, you might want layers for evenings or if you plan a trip to San Francisco, which can be much cooler (one of the great things Mark Twain never said, although it is sometimes attributed to him, was, “The coldest winter I ever spent was summer in San Francisco”).
The Guest House and Paly are air-conditioned.
Your presenter, Reg Hahne, will be your main emergency contact while at Paly.
For an emergency at the Guest House, contact the front desk.
Also, if the above contacts cannot be reached:
call Gretchen Cater 650-282-0042
or Duane or Normajean Hinders 650-964-3082 or 650-740-4881.